hi martha just wanted to let you know that “only the lonely” is one of the best songs i have ever heard. the combination of your beautiful singing voice with the motels” fantastic music makes it a true hit! “suddenly last summer” is equally great and deserves all recognition. i see by your tour dates that you never made it to illinois(if i read it right)-if you ever do–i’m there! thanks to you and the band for great tunes!
Steve, thank you so much for your kind note… We’re going to try to get to Illinois next year, so i’ll see you there… all the best…m.
I am listening watching the video “Suddenly Last Summer” and it bring back some great memories of my summer down the Jersey shore. This song always makes me feel good. Wishing you and your band the best!
Thank you so much, and I’m glad the song still brings you happiness, that means a lot to me… all the best…m.
Would Love Love Love to see anthologyland reissued on vinyl. Please put “crazy” on the set list next time you’re in the S.F. Bay Area.
I’ve been kind of working on that, a lot of quirky treasures on that baby… I’ll see you in SF, end of the month… crazy?…m.
Martha…I’m a long time fan. Seen you back in San Francisco in 1982 at a club on Broadway called Mabuhay Gardens. You were touring for the “All Four One” album. I was in the Army stationed at Ft. Ord. You made the show…One of the few concerts where I really felt the artists were playing just for me!! I love all your work, the early stuff i.e; “Motels” and “Careful” and have followed you through the years…I love your music style and your writing is sheer brilliance…Take care, God bless and Keep on rocking!! Love ya Princess!!
You are so very kind! I am still at it, actually on a bit of a tear right now, lots going on… hopefully I will see you again out there on the road… take care…m.
I’m a 26 yr old girl from Australia.
I LOVE your music… I can’t explain the happiness I get with your songs.
I discovered the motels in high school, and I stilll use it as my cheer up music.
I know its a long shot.. But will you ever be coming to Australia…?
Otherwise, I may have to make a trip for USA just to see you! =)
Thank you – Thank you – so very much!!
Hi Emma, and thank you for you’re very sweet note, we are working on getting back to Australia, one of my favorite places! Hope to see you when we get there, till then very happy to cheer you up…m.
Hi Emma, Martha is touring Australia in November 2013
I’m so glad you are still writing and touring! Your songs bring back so many memories! I hope you find your way to Detroit soon, I would love to see you. A picture with you would be cool too!!! Thank you very much Martha! Have a great summer!
Thanks Michael, haven’t been to Detroit in sooo long, Motels are overdue… we’ll try and work on getting there, in the mean time take care…m.
Recently replaced my old “cassette” with a new (to me ) CD, CAREFUL and then ordered the LP on Amazon. So glad I did! Memories came flooding back…..I haven’t stopped listening to it …everyday for a couple weeks!
Have always loved your music…… and lucky me, my son got me tickets to your show in Agoura tonight !!!!
ps… saw your show last night you rocked !!!! And I am sooooo lucky to have a son that still likes to hang with his mom and take her to a concert.
Thank you for a wonderful night o music.
sorry it took so long to reply, thank you so much for your notes, sounds like you have a wonderful son, so glad you could make it and that you had a good time! see you soon? all the best…m.
Wow, been awhile since i took the time machine back. You sound as good as ever. Brings back alot of great memories of being a young man. Thank you.
My pleasure Eric, I’m a very lucky girl to still be doing it and have such a great band… hope to see you at one of the shows…m.
I hope I can find a performance close to me, I saw you back in 1983 in Chico, CA as my first concert at 18. I had such a great time and will never forget it! I have always appreciated the music, lyrics and your voice, I just do not get the same feeling from todays bands. Thanks for the many years of music!
Thank you Thomas… I really appreciate you sweet comment… hope you can make it to a show… see you there…m.
I was just looking through the Essential Collection cd (a great compilation) and saw the inscription regarding Michelle Brooks and it sparked my curiosity…who is she?
I saw you guys in concert in Hawaii a long time ago and loved it.
Tammi, thanks… It has been a long time since we played Hawaii, gonna have to get back there! thanks for the note, all the best…m.
Martha, just wanted to say the your video, Only The Lonley, was my favorite video of the 1980s. I just happened to catch it on You Tube and decided to look up the band and I found your website.
Dear Ms Davis,
listening to your Essential Collection for the 100th time perhaps, quel talent! Funny how some music will never age and will bring back memories!
Bought your first album in 1981 when I started “college”, or Highschool in the US, and I remember being a fan with this gorgeous guy Sascha who had just spent a year abroad in Southern Cal, listening to Porn Reggae… Later in 1987 I bought your solo album while spending a week in Paris, my capital, and listening to your voice on the lent flat’s record player! St. Germain-des-Prés will always be associated with your voice, ain’t this funny?
Bravo, et merci pour ces mélodies qui rythment la vie!
Thank you so much Henry, you’re making me miss Paris! It’s been forever since I was there, but maybe this year will be different! There is a possibility of coming to Europe this year… I will keep my fingers crossed. Thank you for your wonderful note, maybe I’ll see you there! …m.
“The Days are OK, But the Nights Were Made for Love” came up on my ipod the other day. I had to hit repeat a couple of times, but that’s the way it always is with Motels songs, Martha you and the band played such a significant part in my college years, and your music just transports me back. I always loved your voice and lyrics & that music means so much to me. Just wanted to let you know that and I wanted to say Thank You!
Thank you for your very kind note, sorry I didn’t get to you back sooner. So glad that we could have a small part to play in your “college years”… Hopefully we will play somewhere near you, and you can come out and revisit some old songs. all the best, see you soon…m.
i love your music i am your biggest fan :)!
You are so sweet!…m.
hey martha looking forward to your show at the Bowl in the end of September — I love your work and have never seen the band, enjoy being on the historic Bowl stage.
Thanks so much for performing in smoldering Visalia this past weekend. You are one of the few but elite artists that really pour their soul into their vocals and it really came through, even though you played such an intimate venue. Very few singers can still hit the notes they reached 25 years ago! Budweiser did a lousy job of promoting the concert (thereby guaranteeing we’ll never get you back), but as a true pro you still delivered an amazing show! Thanks again and hopefully in the future, I’ll catch you performing a full set instead of short set/festival. Good luck on the rest of your tour!
I saw you perform at the Viper Room several years ago. Just you and a guitarist. You played Only The Lonely. Such a beautiful song. You connected that night. Everyone in the room just stopped and was mesmerized by your performance. Thanks for that memory. Glad you’re out there still killin it.
Hi Martha!!! Wow!! LOVE your voice!! Always have…you ROCK!!! And so do — of course — The Motels!! Such awesome songs and memories to go with them!
Thank you so much Tobias, you are too kind! glad you enjoy the music…m.
“suddenly” ( I mean suddenly) “last summer” came on the radio this morning and I remember how pretty this song is. You have a wonderful voice and I know my day will be better because of it…….rich
Thank you so much Rich, enjoy your beautiful day…m.
Dear Ms. Davis:
I’m previewing The Motels’ appearance at the Canyon Club in late July for the Ventura County Reporter – might you be available for an interview? You can delete this message as soon – I suspect this is a more direct way to reach you than your booking agency!
hey martha I see you’re cleaning house with the website. hope you’re doing well. any word about the jazz cd? i love mr. grey. have fun on your touring … hope you can swing by to el paso or atleast albuquerque (only 3 hrs north of me). a big hug, alan
Thanks Alan, I have a lot of work to do on the site but it’s a start… hope I get out your way as well, till then my friend…m.
thankyouthankyouthankyou….i own every cd you released…solo and with the motels and i know every song on every cd word for word…you are a brilliant songwriter…thank you so much for responding to me…i can’t wait to have a copy of “this” in my hands…i’m sure it’s as brilliant as all your other cd’s….i have not had the pleasure of seeing you perform live but if you ever get to the boston area i will be there….you rock!
hello martha….i am such a huge fan…your cd “shock” is my bible…i bought it the day it came out and i swear i still listen to it constantly…your songwriting and your music has made such a difference in my life…thank you…now if i could only get my hands on a copy of “this” and i would be set…it’s been a little hard to find on cd for some reason… tony
thank Tony, I’m going to try and set up a new store, maybe not on this site but I’ll have a link… we’ll get you a copy of “THIS” one way or the other, thanks so much for your support…m.
sorry martha..i like your old web with pic and your music on the side;]….old fan in mass,,usa,, vin,,,thank you again for just being you
Hi Vincent< thanks for the note… I am going to gussy up this site, I'm just learning all this stuff… before this all I could do was email. give it a little time… I will figure it out. the other site was very hard to deal with, hopefully this will allow me to me more interactive…
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